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responsible for helping to get angus king ele elected. the race is on to line up political allies before negotiations start tuesday. the president met with the labor community today. he holds that first press conference since his re-election and will meet with congressional leaders at the end of the week, all of this because the one takeaway from the failed 2011 fiscal talks was the need to have an outside game. joining me now patti murray and a member of last year's super committee, the group that tried to reach a deal to avoid sequestrati sequestration. i apologize to come to you late wanting to get senator elect king's official announcement there that he's joining your caucus. >> that's great. >> i assume you would have been surprised if he had come to any other conclusion? >> well, i had a chance to talk with him last night. i think he's going to be a great member of our kau can cuss, a good, strong voice on issues that i care about deeply and we welcome him. >> let's talk about what you would like to hear from the president today when it comes to the fiscal cliff. i've talked to a l
a district that has an enormous amount of agriculture from san antonio, texas all the way to el paso texas is the idea that farmers and ranchers, food producers, their funds to guarantee they can stay in business raising their crops and raising their livestock were not secure the way they should have been secured. yet what we had, as chairman neugebauer said his state agencies the power of the world to go out and regulate mf global and refuse to do so simply because of the aura of a previous politician that came into this business and really did not show any kind of knowledge or ability to guide a company like mf global that was sick once i utility -- quantify utility and ensure that funds of the guarantees that they could stay another season or another planting season, but gave them a free pass and gave them more and more a rodeo for customers money. i'm glad that this report points out all of those defects because they need to start focusing on what is really wrong and be not afraid of what it is we discover in how our regulatory agencies function for the well-being of our economy, for t
the fiscal cliff. here's a brief el strags of what we're talking about. the way things stand now an across the board spending cut is scheduled to hit every federal agency after december 31st. if congress does nothing before then, the cuts take effect no matter how badly the spending is needed. no matter how much it hurts, no matter who loses his or her job. at the same time everyone in the country gets hit with an across the board tax increase after the first of the year. you'll be paying more to the federal government no matter how much it hurts unless congress figures out how to stop it before december 31st. let's bring in our senior congressional correspondent dana bash. dana, this is big-time. this is a crucial issue that they have to resolve over the next, what, november and december. >> exactly. and the leader in the house and the leader in the senate wasted no time to come out and try to lay down markers. if you listen to the tone of both harry reid and house speaker john boehner each trying to sound as conciliatory and open to compromise as they can. watch what i'm talking about. >
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